Gallia Academy's Frank Goff poses with family, friends, coaches and administrators after signing to run for Rio Grande
Thu, May. 31, 2012 - [Men's Track & Field]
Rio Grande Sports Information
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio - University of Rio Grande head track & field coach Bob Willey has announced the signing of Gallia Academy High School's Frank Goff for the 2012-2013 academic year.
"Frank is only in his second year of track, but he's shown great improvement from last year to this year," said Willey. "He has a lot of leg speed. He'll be one who can come in and help us in the 100, 200 and in the 4x100." Goff was a district and regional qualifier in both of his seasons for the Blue Devils and was a state championship qualifier in the 4x100 relay as a junior. He was also part of GAHS' district record-holding 4x200 relay team.
"I'm very excited to get the chance to improve at Rio Grande. Ever since I started running, it's been a dream to go there," Goff said. "Plus, it's nice that it is very close to home."
Goff, who intends to major in nursing, chose the RedStorm over Shawnee State.
"Frank stepped up for Gallia Academy this year," said Willey. "His future in the sport is very bright as he continues to learn about it and begins to understand what's going on around him."
Goff pointed to his positive attitude as to something he could bring to the program - in addition to his speed - but admitted there are aspects of the sport that he still needs to work on.
"I just want to get stronger and faster," he said.
Goff is the son of Donald Goff and Amy Rayes of Gallipolis.